Malikhaing Pangalay sa UP Dance Studio

The AlunAlun Dance Circle

in cooperation with the

UP Dance Company




Malikhaing Pangalay sa UP Dance Studio
choreographic attempts by the company members of the

AlunAlun Dance Circle to assert the versatility of

the pangalay style movement vocabulary

and to further hone their creative skills


Monday, 13 December 2010
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
UP Dance Studio

Magsaysay Avenue corner Ylanan Road, UP Diliman, QC

(behind UP College of Mass Communications)

“Train first the memory before the imagination--then improvise later.”  This means learning the basic movement vocabulary of the pangalay style before experimenting and doing improvisations. A dancer must bear in mind that masterful pangalay dancinglooks effortless but actually requires strengthwithout appearing to be strong.


Part 1:
Introductory Notes

CB Garrucho and Prof. Steve Villaruz

Part 2:
What is Pangalay?

Annotated presentation of the traditional pangalay style movement vocabulary
with kulintangan accompaniment by Reggie Cruz

dancers:  Joy Ricote-Cruz, Gemely C. Amar, Temay Padero, Raymund Marcaida, Mannex Siapno and Ligaya F. Amilbangsa

Part 3:

Pangalay Miscellany (Samu’t sari)
Choreographic pieces that fuse pangalay postures and gestures with

other types of movement vocabulary and music accompaniment,

adding a touch of newness to what is basically pure dancing.

Scene 1: Adagio—motion in stillness

“You're Still You”

(performed by Josh Groban)

Janggay’s (metal claws) adorn a dancer’s fingers holding a lighted lamp. This brings to mind similar dances dramatized with the use of lighted element.
dance and choreography by Raymund Marcaida



(composition and lyrics by Nitoy Gonzales, instrumental rendition)

Occasional daydreaming of a secret love aptly expressed in a Visayan folk song
dance and choreography by Nannette Matilac

“Ang Tangi Kong Pag-ibig”

(composition and lyrics by Constancio de Guzman,  
performed by Marco Sison)

Dancing in mirror image reinforce the mutual ardor of a couple.
choreography by Raymund Marcaida

dancers: Mariel Francisco and Raymund Marcaida

“Bituing Marikit”

(music and lyrics by Nicanor Abelardo, performed by Jacqui Magno)

The wave motif on the scarves reinforce the sculpturesque quality

of the pangalay postures and gestures.

choreography by Ligaya F. Amilbangsa and improvisation with scarves by company members

dancers: Joy Ricote-Cruz, Temay Padero, Mariel Francisco, Nannette Matilac, Raymund Marcaida and Mannex Siapno

Scene 2:  Allegro—stillness in motion


(Klazz Brothers and Cuba Percussion)

The lively interpretation of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40.  inspires the playful improvisations by a couple wearing masks.

Ligaya F. Amilbangsa and Mannex Siapno


“Flight of the Bumble Bee”

(composition by Rimsky-Korsakov,

interpreted by Klazz Brothers and Cuba Percussion)

Rimsky-Korsakov’s composition delightfully comes to life with a fusion of pangalay and aikido martial art. Dancers portray  an adventurous bee hunter pitted against a feisty bee.

choreography by Nannette Matilac

dancers: Nannette Matilac and Kevin Lumbao (guest artist from Aikido Philippines)


“Basta't Mahal Kita”

(composed by Leopoldo Silos, lyrics by Levi Celerio,

performed by Sylvia la Torre)

A couple at odds with each other is momentarily mesmerized

by a woman who rejects their advances.
choreography by Ligaya F. Amilbangsa

dancers: Joy Ricote-Cruz, Raymund Marcaida and Mannex Siapno

“Pamaypay ng Maynila”

(music by Constancio de Guzman, performed by Sylvia la Torre)

Spontaneous in character, the simulated dance class illustrates the flexibility of

the Amilbangsa Instruction Method (AIM).  At the same time, the fans are for fun.
AlunAlun Dance Circle members led by Ligaya F. Amilbangsa


Part 4:

Interaction with the audience

Basilio Esteban S. Villaruz

Pauline Angela Salvana-Bautista
MA Values Ed
Bagong Lumad Artists Foundation, Inc.
NSTP-CWTS Instructor- UP College of Music
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